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I'm a simple Scottish girl with an unusual name and a strange obsession for nail polish! My aim is to capture what the eye sees, with a camera! Too much nail polish and never enough time. Welcome to my little world :-)

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Models Own Irised

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes painting easy! It is a slightly iridescent polish - copper, bronze and pink can all be seen. It is nice but the iridescent effect isn't very strong. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Nail Art - Burns Night

Today we Celebrate Burns Night in Scotland. It is in honour of our famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper. I decided to try simple nail art for this day!

And products used:

China Glaze Fairy Dust, LA Colors Nail Art Pen, OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay and Barry M Nail Effects White.

I am quite happy with the final manicure though it isn't really great, but my first attempt! Happy Burns Night :-D

Friday, 24 January 2020

OPI DS Pewter

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous matte black with silver glitters. It is slightly textured too, but not rough. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte texture
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 3 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I think it was Nail Polish Direct, many years ago

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 20 January 2020

Lottie My High Tops

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). This is the first time I have used this brand and found the brush to be really good. It is a lovely deep purple. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundland

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Essie Congrats

So my first and only Essie polish so far!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a really gorgeous glittery polish that is sparkly! The formula is really good and the brush is very good too. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter bomb
Removal = easy with foil method - 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 13 January 2020

Deborah Lippmann Lady Sings The Blues

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a lovely deep blue with glitters. The glitters are prone to falling off, so I would suggest a top coat. It did last really well otherwise and no tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either Frasers or TK Maxx!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 10 January 2020

OPI Queen Of The Road

This is okay to use, tricky to apply and slow drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The formula is very runny so be careful when painting. It is a nice enough black and it lasted well but the formula sucks! Did anyone else have this problem or do I have a bad batch?

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = kinda satiny
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 6/10 okay black but poor formula :-|

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Orly Fireball

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous bright pinky matte neon with a shimmer, you can make out the blue shimmer in the second photo! And it is a one coater! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = neon matte with shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 3 January 2020

OPI I Am What I Amethyst

Happy New Year!


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is streaky on the first coat, but okay on the second. It is a pretty lilac pastel purple! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on, but would guess easy!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10